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Look ahead: Injured starters back for opener

John Carlson (Kevin Brown/Viking Update)

The Vikings have an extensive injury list heading into the preseason finale, but a handful of injured starters are expected back for the opener with a few more regular contributors joining them.

The laundry list of missing starters may seem long, but the Minnesota Vikings are expecting a nearly full pallet of players available for the regular-season opener Sept. 9. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Christian Ponder and most of the starters would be sitting out the preseason finale Thursday night in Houston, but his lineup is further limited because of injuries. The good news for Frazier and...

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